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Date: 1380-1387

"Thus gan he make a mirour of his minde, / In which he saugh al hoolly hir figure."

— Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1340-1400)

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Date: 1592

"Thine eye the glasse where I behold my hart, / mine eye the window, through the which thine eye / may see my hart, and there thy selfe espye / in bloudie colours how thou painted art."

— Constable, Henry (1562-1613)

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Date: 1605?

"Within thine eyes (the Mirrors of my minde) / Mine eies behold themselues, wherein they see / (As through a Glasse) what in my Soule I find; / And so my Soules right shape I see in thee."

— Davies, John (1564/5-1618)

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Date: 1621

One may have "A soule tra-lucent in an open brest"

— Sylvester, Joshua (1562/3-;1618)

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Date: 1656

"Some things do through our Judgement pass / As through a Multiplying Glass."

— Cowley, Abraham (1618-1667)

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Date: 1658

"May not our eyes bee very well defin'd / The Looking-glass of Nature, and the minde."

— Billingsley, Nicholas (bap. 1633, d. 1709)

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Date: 1679

The eyes are "False mirrors of an Heart, which deeper lies."

— Woodford, Samuel (1636-1700)

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Date: 1682

"Here Ovid's fancy in this Mirrour shines."

— Livingstone, Michael (fl. 1680)

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Date: November, 1682

"Some few, whose lamp shone brighter, have been led / From cause to cause, to Nature's secret head."

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1685

"God is accustom'd seriously to show / To men (what often they conceal for shame) / Their future state i'th' mirrour of a dream."

— Clark, William (fl. 1663-1685)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.